Immunotherapy: Everything You Need to Know

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Immunotherapy: Everything You Need to Know

Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy Specialist Dr. Rakesh Mishra, Medical Oncologist of one of the institution for the best cancer treatment in Chhattisgarh Sanjeevani CBCC USA Cancer Hospital in Raipur, shared his thoughts about Immunotherapy to increase awareness among people about Immunotherapy Treatment.

How Does Immunotherapy Work?

Dr. Rakesh Mishra explained that immunotherapy is a treatment that uses parts of a person's immune system to fight diseases like cancer. This can be done in two ways, first, by stimulating or boosting your immune system's natural defenses so that it does a better job of finding and attacking cancer cells, and second, by using chemicals that Act as an element of your immune system and help your immune system to find and attack cancer cells.

When is Immunotherapy Used?

He explained that cancer immunotherapy is used either when other modalities of cancer treatment (such as surgery, chemotherapy, etc.) have not worked or it is used as an additional treatment. Several methods of cancer immunotherapy such as immune checkpoint inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies, adaptive T cell transfer, cancer vaccines, immunomodulators and oncolytic virus therapy are available.

Dr. Mishra told that immunotherapy is used in most cases of lung cancer, skin cancer, colon cancer and oral cancer. Significantly, in some cases, even stage IV cancer patients have been found to be completely curable with immunotherapy.

What are the Benefits of Immunotherapy?

He further explained the benefits of cancer immunotherapy and said that, in general, if surgery, chemotherapy do not work in the treatment of cancer, then immunotherapy can prove to be effective. For example, some cancers (such as skin cancer) do not respond well to radiation or chemotherapy, but may respond well to immunotherapy agents. In cases where the cancer is not responding well to other treatments, immunotherapy may help the main course of treatment work better. Immunotherapy has very few side effects, as it targets the immune system and not cancer cells.

Immunotherapy has become an important part of the treatment of certain types of cancer over the past few decades. New immunotherapy treatments are being tested, and new ways of working with the immune system are being discovered at a very rapid rate.

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